Jul 23, 2011 2:30am EDT
yields the balance of his time to the gentleman from npr -- gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> i think mr. shields is right. you need the democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax in eight. the democrats -- you really have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body and you have to move to the floor and pass a filibuster in the senate. >>, cut, cap and balance -- tea party folks love the idea of a constitutional amendment at what point does reality come to these people, because we know it is not going to happen? >> i love how you objectively pose the question. this is a fair and balanced program -- >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of were rupert murdoch -- -- [laughter] >> i think if this were a less heated environment, cutting and capping is a good idea. the budget and then it is a problem. i have a problem with it. -- the balanced budget amendment is a problem. i have a problem with it. but joe biden, who is a democrat, supported one in the 1990's.
Jul 22, 2011 8:30pm EDT
is pretty dubious. mr. shields yield the balance of his time to the gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> mr. shields is right, you have to get the democrats to have a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything with any tax increase in eight. the democrats can always filibuster a deal in the senate. you have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body, and then to get it to the floor, and you have to filibuster in the senate. >> house republicans say they have a solution -- cut, cap and balance. at what point does a reality rear its head with some of these gonna, becausei t ain't happen? >> i love the way you pose an objective question, att ributing insanity it to a republican plan that passed the house. this is a fair and balanced program. >> well, we do our best. we don't have the resources of our barack and fox news -- [laughter] >> but on a shoestring you introduce a lot of bias. cutting is a good idea, capping is a good idea. the balanced budget amendment is a problem, i have a problem with it, joe bide
Jul 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
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